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With phishers this dumb, need we really worry?

By deepsand ·
Aside from the obvious spelling errors, the obvious fact that this was sent to multiple addresses, and the poorly hidden link re-direction, note that the alleged "problem" will not occur until next week!

This reminds me of a recent incident in which a would be thief locked himself into the trunk of the car that he was ransacking.

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LOL

by tagmarkman In reply to No! You must throw Crack ...
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Thought it was toast

by AcesKaraoke In reply to No! You must throw Crack ...

Like when you go see a midnight Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Crackers are less odiferous than Phish.

by deepsand In reply to No! You must throw Crack ...

Perhaps if you toast the fish?

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Only if it is lime

by jmgarvin In reply to Can we throw Jello Too?
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Throw some this way; lime's my favorite.

by deepsand In reply to Only if it is lime
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Gag! Lime is NASTY!

by jmgarvin In reply to Only if it is lime
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You have problem with nasty?

by deepsand In reply to Only if it is lime

You don't have much fun, do you.

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Laws only work if ...

by deepsand In reply to I think I have a better i ...

the offenses occur within the jurisdiction of that law, there is an actively engaged & competent law enforcement effort extant, and all Sovereigns involved co-operate to the full required extent.

The sad fact is that we do not need new laws to address these problems.

What we lack are the latter 2 said requirements.

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Even then..

by Synthetic In reply to Laws only work if ...

There is no grantee of a happy outcome. There are few laws on the books to combat this kind of fraud, as stated, many of these people/organizations are outside US jurisdiction. We do not need new laws though. The elderly who make up our highest courts are so out of touch with technology, it seems just about every law passed to affect phishing and spam do little to allow for prosecution of the offender, and instead hamper the rights of small business, and hamper new technologies growth. The only way this stuff ends, is when users stop leaving their common sense behind when they hit the web. If someone came up to the people who buy into this, and a guy with Nigerian ascent (what ever that sounds like) in a nice suit says, hay, give me your banking info, and I will transfer all this money, you will affectively get rich while doing nothing.....almost no one, I don't care if the guy has a Rolex and a limo, few will give their account info. How is it when it is a poorly typed totally random email, people start grabbing for their wallets?

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You got me

by tagmarkman In reply to Even then..

"How is it when it is a poorly typed totally random email, people start grabbing for their wallets?"
You got me but I believe it is because people but a level of authority and legitimacy on technology because they don't understand it. But that hypothisis is a shot in the dark.

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